Alstom to build 1000 MW coal plant in Malaysia

Alstom is to lead a consortium which will build Southeast Asia’s first 1000 MW supercritical coal fired power plant at Malaysia’s Manjung for EUR1bn ($1.4bn).
 
Alstom has signed a power plant contract worth the equivalent of over EUR650m with Tenaga Janamanjung Sdn Bhd to provide key power generation equipment for the plant.
 
The unit will be the single largest one in the region and will produce enough electricity to power nearly 2m households in Malaysia. The contract is booked in the first quarter of the fiscal year 2011/2012.
 
Tenaga Janamanjung Sdn Bhd. a subsidiary of Malaysia’s state-controlled power generation, transmission and distribution company Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), has awarded the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Alstom and its consortium partner, China Machinery Import and Export Corporation.
 
Under the terms of the contract, Alstom will engineer, procure, construct and commission a 1000 MW steam turbine, a generator, a supercritical boiler and auxiliaries. Alstom will also supply and install its latest ALSPA Series 6 Distributed Control System, and environmental control systems to cut emissions. The plant is expected to come online in 2015 providing an extra 1000 MW of power to the Malaysian grid.
 
The contract follows TNB’s 1999 contract with Alstom to build the currently operating 2100 MW Manjung coal-fired power plant. The three 700 MW units, which came into operation in 2004, use Alstom’s clean coal combustion technology and Alstom’s market leading environmental control systems.
 
Philippe Joubert, Alstom Power President, said: "This deal is yet another step in a long and productive partnership with TNB as we continue in our mutual quest to deliver cheaper, cleaner power to Malaysian consumers and businesses."
 
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